This weekend, while most of the VH1! ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Atlanta cast were down in the ATL for the BET Hip Hop Awards, K. Michelle was focused on getting her paper. She was originally scheduled to perform at the Straz center in Tampa along with Lyfe Jennings and Musiq Soulchild on Sunday night, however things went downhill when she decided she didn’t like her placement in the show.
According to one concertgoer:
I am angry at Kimberly Michelle Pate (K Michelle). She was scheduled to perform in my hometown Tampa, Florida along with Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings. In the promoters (Vybenation) contract she was to perform before Lyfe, but in her mind she felt as though she’s a “BIGGER” artist than him. So she threw a Diana Ross diva tantrum. Not only did she NOT perform and let her fans down, she blocked literally half of Tampa on twitter. K also said that she only perform for sold out shows. She went on to say that the promoters didn’t do they’re job, which isn’t true. She got paid $5000. Now my city is yelling #WHOISKMICHELLE.
Evidently, the crowd in Tampa was not happy and began booing when they realized that K. Michelle wasn’t going to hit the stage. Meanwhile, Lyfe (who was released from jail back in March) took to his twitter and tweeted:
This @kmichelle is so funny. She don’t wanna go on before me???? Before Lyfe??? Its cool i wish u the best love… We kilt it!!!
Shout out to @musicsoulchild for being a hell of a performer AND a hell of a individual…im a fan of the real…period.
K Michelle also tweeted about the incident:
I’ve never missed a show a day in my life. I would never stand my fans up period. I was told no by the promoters, he didn’t like my request.
Although she didn’t go on that night, she did find a few minutes to catch up with ‘Basketball Wives’ star Royce Reed with whom she said she has been friends with since college.
Also a video has emerged of Royce walking with K. Michelle into the venue while telling her, ‘So What! If you think they came for you, then they came for you. I know they came for you’.